- Suggested retail price: $459
- Thursday, October 20 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $13
We've been loving aged grain whisky these days. This week, we offer yet another Duncan Taylor "Rare Auld Scotch" Grain Whisky. Single-grain Scotch whisky is counter intuitively not from a single grain. Go figure. It must be from a single distillery. But it's a combination of malted barley and other cereals, either malted or unmalted. Unlike Single-Malt, it may contain wheat, corn, rye and/or unmalted barley. Single-grain scotch is always unpeated and lighter in style. This distinct style lets the oak speak a little more and provides an entirely different textural experience. Over the years the number of grain distillery have decreased and now there are only 8 left in Scotland.
Girvan is a Lowland distillery owned by William Grant & Sons, the same people behind Balvenie and Glenfiddich. Girvan (opened in 1963) has a massive production, but a few single casks were purchased and set aside for long aging by wine merchants Duncan Taylor. Frankly, we've been amazed at the last two "Rare Auld Grain" bottlings from DT. We're very much looking forward to this bottle, distilled in September of 1974 and bottled in January of 2015.
We will open one bottle on Thursday at 6:30 precisely. I hope you can join us.
Next Week in The Spirits Project
Lock Stock & Barrel Rye 16 Year